About


Sounding Sea is devoted to supporting both emerging and established writers. We offer workshops in fiction, memoir, poetry, revision, publishing, and much more. We also provide one-on-one writing coaching and editing services, both online and in person. Whether you are writing your first haiku or revising your epic novel, you are part of the literary community and we are here for you.

Sounding Sea won the University of Baltimore's Rise to the Challenge Pitch Competition. From left: Tracy Gold; business coach Dr. Irene Gonzalez; Justin Sanders; Mia White; Jessica Welch.

Sounding Sea won the University of Baltimore’s Rise to the Challenge Pitch Competition. From left: Tracy Gold; business coach Dr. Irene Gonzalez; Justin Sanders; Mia White; Jessica Welch.

Founders

Tracy Gold is a writer, editor, teacher, and marketer. Tracy believes writing is a tool for empowerment. Tracy has taught or assisted with creative writing, journalism, marketing writing, and composition courses for The University of Baltimore, Betamore, Georgetown, the Content Marketing Institute, and MarketingProfs. Her stories, essays, poems, and articles have appeared or are forthcoming in numerous print and online publications. When she’s not writing, reading, working on Sounding Sea, helping companies grow, or working on her Fiction M.F.A. at the University of Baltimore, she’s horseback-riding or running with her dog. Tracy has a degree in English from Duke University. Connect with Tracy on LinkedIn or Twitter.

Jessica Welch is a writer, writing consultant, teaching assistant, and much more. She is currently seeking her MFA in Creative Writing and Publishing Arts at the University of Baltimore, where she graduated with her BA in English in 2013. Her work has appeared in Welter, Skelter, and Reject. Jessica believes in using writing as a tool for connection, artistic expression, and healing. In addition to writing, she uses her creative talents for costume design, belly dance, and belly dance instruction. She is also the proud guardian and facilitator of three cats and all their crazy cattiness.

Mia White tries her best to write prose, poetry and some in-between, uncertain, strange but satisfying stuff. She currently works as a teaching assistant and a Writing Center tutor at the University of Baltimore, where she hopes to inspire at least a few students to keep trying. She also writes for the UB Post. Odd job extraordinaire, Mia works as a freelance writer, gardener and bartender (but never all at once).

Justin Sanders is a ghost who lives in Baltimore. He is currently seeking his MFA in Creative Writing and Publishing Arts at the University of Baltimore. Previously, Justin was co-founder and editor of the Artichoke Haircut literary magazine and host of the You’re Allowed reading series. His work has appeared most recently in Writers and Words and on city walls.

 

Where Our Name Comes From

The name for Sounding Sea comes from Annabel Lee,” an Edgar Allan Poe poem. 

When we were brainstorming names for Sounding Sea, we wanted something that would speak to our origins in Baltimore, but we thought “Baltimore Writers’ Workshop” or “Charm City Writers’ Workshop” would be boring. Using Sounding Sea as an homage to Poe, who lived in Baltimore and is buried here, felt perfect, even though the poem is depressing. Plus, the gerund “sounding” felt like a great word for writers’ workshops that encourage people to “sound off” and tell their stories.

We used “Writers’,” plural possessive, to show our commitment to the writing community in Baltimore. We want our workshops to belong to the writers in them and teaching them.